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DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY

Palace of Westminster, London DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF DEMOCRACY Government of the people, by the people and for the people (No. 1 of series to be published in the future) F R Chowdhury We all know democracy means “government of the people, by the people and for the people” as stated by Abraham Lincoln. But there […]

Mehedi Hasan said he really felt very much upset when he dropped a catch during the two-day warm-up match before Bangladesh’s on-going Test against India in Hyderabad. His misery doubled when he missed an easy run out chance on the opening day of the Test that highlighted Bangladesh’s struggle against the home side with bowling […]

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What about the women?

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Why is violence against women still so prevalent? Iffat’s (not her real name) husband Likhon (not his real name) beats her up on a regular basis; when he beats her up, she bleeds. This has been going on for more than 15 years now. Once, after hearing his daughter was being beaten up by Iffat’s […]

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A court in Canada has acquitted three business executives of charges that SNC-Lavalin Group Inc staff planned to bribe Bangladesh officials in a bid to win a $50 million contract to supervise the Padma Bridge construction, local media say. Justice Ian Nordheimer of the Ontario Superior Court has thrown out wiretap evidence that formed the […]

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At least 13 people have been killed and over a dozen wounded when a bus and a covered van hauling gas cylinders collided head-on, sparking a fire on Dhaka-Khulna Highway in Faridpur’s Nagarkanda. Nagarkanda Police Station OC Md Nasim said the accident happened around 11:15pm on Friday. The injured persons were sent to Bhanga Upazila […]

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As part of tax reform the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) in Tuesday last proposed to introduce tax cards for all taxpayers based on the amount they contribute annually to the national coffer. The chamber proposed six categories of tax cards — green card, green plus, silver card, gold card, gold plus and […]

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Urging BNP to participate in the next general election, Law Minister Anisul Huq has said that it will take place under the newly formed Election Commission whether BNP likes it or not. Anisul Huq made the comment while inaugurating the newly constructed building of Debgram Pilot High School and new electricity connections in Akhaura upazila […]

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US President Donald Trump said Friday he is considering drafting a new order to ban migrants from majority-Muslim nations after his initial decree fell afoul of the law. Insisting that he has the law on his side despite two defeats in federal court in quick succession, Trump said security concerns may necessitate a quicker response […]

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Some years ago, after visiting one of their schools in Dhaka and being very impressed, I wrote a column about Agami, a non-profit organisation based in California dedicated to improving education for the underprivileged in Bangladesh. This week I decided to pay a visit to Agami’s Dhaka office to find out more about the group’s […]

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